religion


Make a Joyful Noise

“By following through on conscious choices, we can rewire our responses toward love, trust, and patience. Neuroscience calls this ‘neuroplasticity.’” ~Richard Rohr, The Universal Christ   I watched a video by Jane Goodall this morning on YouTube called Mother Earth (https://youtu.be/48mxaQtbUdU) in which she spoke about the interdependency of all life on the planet. She spoke of how we, as a species have single-handedly in the last 100 years (my words) have managed to cause […]


Happy Diwali!

What is Diwali? Also known as Deepavali, a Sanskrit word meaning “rows of lighted lamps”, it is one of the most popular Hindu festivals celebrated across South Asia.  But it is also celebrated by Jains and Sikhs. The festival of lights that celebrates the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. It sees millions of earthenware oil lamps, called diyas, light up people’s homes, shops, public spaces and places of […]


Man’s inhumanity continues . . .

As the Charlottesville incident is still fresh in our minds,I have to ask myself, Why? First, why is there such a visceral reaction in me to this senseless violence , and second, what is it in me that creates a space that allows this to happen? To the first, I just can’t understand what it is in people that brings them to such a place of loss that they see no other option than to […]


God is God is God!

I shared this phrase not long ago online and was called “Satan Spawn.” I found that curious and somewhat perplexing from a Christian, as the God of the Christians into which I was born, evolved from the God of the Hebrews, and their God and the Bible stories evolved from the God of the Assyrians, and the God of the Muslims evolved through the same texts also. In fact our Bible in its present form […]